dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
Let us start off by saying you are so loved and prayed for. We are blessed that you are considering us to raise your child. We have always wanted a large family, and through adoption, we will be able to continue to grow our family. We would welcome your baby into our family with loving and open arms. If you choose us, we will share our love of reading, travel, music, and cooking with your child. We currently have a semi-open adoption with our son’s birth mom and mostly communicate through emails and pictures. We would absolutely be open to more communication with you or less. We support whatever level you’re comfortable with. We have a strong belief in the importance of family and would want to include you as a part of our family to whatever level you feel comfortable with.
We would feel extremely blessed to be able to have the opportunity to adopt your baby and be given the privilege to watch him or her grow. Your baby will be surrounded with love and support by us and our family and friends. Our goal as adoptive parents is to raise a child who is kind, smart, strong, and independent. Your baby will grow up understanding the tremendous amount of love you have for them.
We both grew up in the Midwest, Bob in Illinois and Kate in Indiana. We met while attending the same university, where we both graduated with undergraduate degrees. Soon after our first meeting, we fell madly in love, quickly realizing how well we complemented and balanced each other. We have been together for 15 years and happily married for the past 11 years. Kate is the head kindergarten teacher at her school and a teacher mentor with almost ten years of experience. She has her master’s in curriculum and instruction for reading. Bob is a career aviation officer and instructor in the United States Air Force and has been on active duty for 11 years. Bob will complete his MBA in 2021. For both of us, we are close to our large extended families in the Midwest, with multiple cousins, nieces, and nephews whom we spend time with.
Our Home & Pets
We live in our three-bedroom, two-bath home in a quiet family neighborhood. Our home is on a large corner lot with a fenced-in backyard and an extended patio that is perfect for cooking out and roasting marshmallows! Our large front yard is perfect for flying kites and water gun fights! Across the street is a park with two playsets and a splash pad. We have two dogs, Winston and Bella. Winston is a seventy-pound boxer mix, and Bella is a thirteen-pound terrier mix. Bella attempts to run the show, but Winston is the real boss. They both are incredibly loving. We can’t wait to walk to the park and play with our children!
Our Extended Family
Both our families are incredibly supportive of our adopted son and our desire to continue growing our family through adoption. Both sets of parents come from large families currently living throughout the Midwest. Kate is an only child who is very close to her numerous cousins. Bob has two younger sisters, several nieces and nephews, and over a dozen cousins of various ages. Throughout our marriage, we have combined some of our favorite traditions from each of our families (matching Christmas pajamas, 4th of July Ribfest, a “yes day” for birthdays, a family movie on Christmas Day, themed family costumes for Halloween, cooking/baking together, and family adventures).
When Kate was growing up, she would spend summer break going on adventures with her mom, which included decorating her mom’s classroom for the new school year. Kate has continued this tradition with Isaiah and cannot wait to include other children! Bob has spent his childhood growing up with a love of aviation and has continued this fascination with Isaiah. He is eager to include other children in his aviation adventures.
Our Adoption Story
We began pursuing adoption when our doctor told us we would need IVF to conceive. We weren’t ready for everything that process would entail, so we decided adoption was the path meant for us. In 2013, while getting ready to host both families for Thanksgiving, we received the phone call that changed our lives. Angel Adoption told us an amazing birth mother had just given birth and wanted us to adopt her child! We ran out of the grocery (leaving the cart completely full in the freezer section!) and drove overnight to meet our miracle! With the adoption of Isaiah, Thanksgiving was particularly memorable that year. Since then, we’ve pursued a wide variety of infertility treatments and have had several losses, including two miscarriages. Isaiah is ready to be a big brother.
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, cooking|
|Favorite Movie||Harry Potter|
|Favorite Sport||Chicago Cubs baseball|
|Favorite TV Show||Gilmore Girls|
|Favorite Subject in School||Reading|
|Favorite Tradition||Matching Christmas pajamas|
|Occupation||United States Air Force|
|Education||Bachelor’s, pursuing MBA|
|Favorite Hobby||Model airplanes|
|Favorite Movie||Top Gun|
|Favorite Holiday||Thanksgiving, Christmas|
|Favorite TV Show||Mythbusters|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science, history|
|Favorite Tradition||Ribfest, family’s Irish soda bread for Saint Patrick’s Day|
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As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!Return to Waiting Families